Rajah & Tann Regional Round-Up
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Issue 3 - Jul/Aug/Sep 2021

Digital Government Transformation Study and Lao Font Further Development

On 20 August 2021, a Memorandum of Understanding on Digital Government Transformation Study and Lao Font Further Development ("MOU") was signed between the Ministry of Technology and Communications ("MTC") and Star Telecom Co., Ltd ("UNITEL"). 

Under the MOU, the parties agreed to study and research on the digital transformation of the Lao PDR Government and improve the Lao language font to be able to support various services, especially the e-government system. This includes the research and development of software and the programming of standardised systems and applications to provide services to the public sector, business units, and general public.

In addition, under the MOU, the parties shall also study and research on the development of digital payments and e-commerce (Commerce Platform) and integrate this with the digital government system and the electronic signature system (e-Signature Platform). This is intended to promote efficient administration and modern government services. It is also the objective of this initiative to focus on upgrading the knowledge of civil servants and others in digital technology to support the work of the digital government of Lao PDR in accordance with the current development plan for digital government.

Please note that whilst the information in this Update is correct to the best of our knowledge and belief at the time of writing, it is only intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter and should not be treated as a substitute for specific professional advice.


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